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T-Mobile getting Apple iPhone this year, but selling it without contract

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apple-iphone5T-Mobile will be one of the last mobile carriers in the United States to offer the iPhone and according to reports, when the company does have the iPhone in stock; it will be offered without subsidizing it and without a two-year contract.  This means that the iPhone 5, or possibly the iPhone 5S, will be available to T-Mobile customers officially, it will not include a long contract which will draw more attention from those that do not want to be tied down for two or more years with a smartphone.

T-Mobile CEO John Legere said that the company is excited to be offering the iPhone sometime this year, but he did not confirm whether it would be the iPhone 5 or the iPhone 5S.  Legere also confirmed that the company wanted to do away with contracts and sell smartphones without subsidies like it has in the past.  T-Mobile will be offering new, unsubsidized Value Plans for smartphones on the network and because of that consumers will be paying a higher price right away, but could save money in the long run.  According to one online source the company is looking to make the announcement around the 4th of March with hopes that the new plans will launch by the end of this month.

New customers on the T-Mobile network will have to pay more, but if you are already a customer, you will be asked to upgrade to the next step of the process or what until the contract expires, whichever comes first.  The new plans by the T-Mobile network are will start from $25 to $30 per month with equipment fees and you will pay $99, or less, as a down payment.  Another plus for the iPhone 5 is that it will apparently come with dual 4G radios that could be aimed at promoting the benefits of having LTE and HSPA+ access on the phone.

T-Mobile has yet to confirm a lot of the new contract information, but one thing is for sure and that is the fact that T-Mobile will be offering the new HTC One with an Unlimited 4G LTE plan with no contract.  The HTC One is rumored to be getting released on the 22nd of March.  T-Mobile has one of the smallest 4G LTE networks, but the company is expanding each month in order to catch up to rival carriers.

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